Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a crucial component of healthcare to help augment physicians and make them more efficient. In medical imaging, it is helping radiologists more efficiently manage PACS worklists, enable structured reporting, auto detect injuries and diseases, and to pull in relevant prior exams and patient data. In cardiology, AI is helping automate tasks and measurements on imaging and in reporting systems, guides novice echo users to improve imaging and accuracy, and can risk stratify patients. AI includes deep learning algorithms, machine learning, computer-aided detection (CAD) systems, and convolutional neural networks. 

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New-look AI model for imaging results provides its own second opinions

The "dual-view" algorithm is separated into two distinct parts that can learn from one another and catch potential errors. 

August 4, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the biggest stories in healthcare for years, but many clinicians still remain unsure about how, exactly, they should be using AI to help their patients. A new analysis in European Heart Journal explored that exact issue, providing cardiology professionals with a step-by-step breakdown of how to get the most out of this potentially game-changing technology.

New scoring systems help grade the accuracy of AI-generated radiology reports

Health systems need to trust that artificial intelligence-based reports are accurate and complete. 

August 4, 2023

AI reduces radiologists’ mammography screen-reading workload by 44%

The technology was able to detect about 20% more cancers when compared to standard screening, without impacting false positives.

August 2, 2023
HeartFlow's RoadMap technology where AI reads the image in a first pass to highlight areas of interest with for the radiologist or cardiologist on coronary CT scan. The technology was shown to reduce reading time by 25%.

Three studies show value of AI to speed cardiac CT reads and soft plaque evaluation 

AI to help interpret cardiac CT was shown to reduce exam read times to improve workflow efficiency, and improve patient diagnostics with additional information on soft plaques. Data was presented in three HeartFlow AI technology studies at SCCT 2023.

July 31, 2023
Ultrasight's AI to guide echo cardiac ultrasound POCUS exams at ASE 2023. The thumbnail of the chest shows the user how to the position the transducer and where to move or stop for image acquisition. The bar graph shows the quality of the image.

FDA clears new AI to guide point-of-care cardiac ultrasound exams

The FDA approved UltraSight's AI to show ultrasound users how to perform a diagnostic quality cardiac ultrasound exam at the point of care in multiple settings.

July 31, 2023
Cloud imaging

Big Tech player dives deep into medical imaging with ‘purpose-built’ service

The world’s most popular supplier of cloud services has become a dedicated radiology vendor.

July 31, 2023
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Imaging AI adds value to patient data but also puts it at heightened risk

Healthcare AI continues its march into clinical departments as well as imaging activities. In the process, it’s only multiplying break-and-entry points seductive to cybercriminals.

July 28, 2023
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Deep learning detects precancerous changes on mammograms

What’s more, the model proved beneficial in a large, diverse cohort that included women with benign breast disease and BRCA mutations.

July 26, 2023

Around the web

Monique Rasband, KLAS vice president of strategy and research for imaging, shares the trends she is seeing in the specialty.

Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

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